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Table 2 Recommendations for neuroimaging for each risk group, overall and by specialty

From: Variability of physicians’ thresholds for neuroimaging in children with recurrent headache

Risk group Percent and number recommending neuroimaging
  Overall Pediatric neurosurgeons Child neurologists Pediatric radiologists Community pediatricians
50% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
116/116 23/23 26/26 11/11 56/56
10% 99% 96% 100% 100% 100%
114/115 22/23 26/26 11/11 55/55
4% 93% 95% 96% 100% 89%
107/115 21/22 25/26 11/11 50/56
1%* 54% 67% 65% 73% 39%
61/114 14/21 17/26 8/11 22/56
0.4% 25% 23% 37% 36% 18%
29/116 5/22 10/27 4/11 10/56
0.01% 4% 0% 8% 9% 4%
5/113 0/22 2/24 1/11 2/56
  1. *Denotes association of recommendation with specialty (p < 0.05 using Fisher’s exact test).